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Kevin Ollie is in his second season as head coach after replacing legendary three-time national champion Jim Calhoun. He was a two-time Huskies captain as a player and spent 13 years in the NBA with 12 different teams.
USBWA All-American Shabazz Napier ranks seventh on UConn’s all-time scoring list with 1,801 points and is a finalist for the John Wooden and Bob Cousy awards along with the Oscar Robertson and Naismith trophies.
Former UB Athletic Director Warde Manuel has held the same post at UConn since February 2012.
Junior guard Ryan Boatright had seven games of 40 points or more as a high school senior in Aurora, Ill., with a high of 63.
UConn 7-footer Amida Brimah hails from Ghana, where he grew up playing soccer. He averages 2.5 blocks in 16 minutes a game.
Forward DeAndre Daniels played at William Howard Taft in Woodland Hills, Calif., a school that counts baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, NFL wideout Steve Smith and Bona guard Jordan Gathers among its alumni.